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Downtown Construction Update 12/21/18


Park District

Mobilization of the Park District Planning Area redevelopment site is expected to begin next week, with sidewalk closures to be put into place for the first phase of the project as early as Wednesday, (12/26).

The initial closures will include:

  • A sidewalk closure on the west side of Abbot Rd., from Albert Ave. to Grand River Ave.

  • A sidewalk closure on the north side of Grand River Ave., from Evergreen Ave. to Abbot Rd.

  • A sidewalk and road closure on Evergreen Ave., from Albert Ave. to Grand River Ave.

  • Pedestrian detours will be in place throughout the duration of these closures.

Community members should also keep in mind that there will be a road closure on Albert Ave., from Abbot Rd. to Evergreen Ave., beginning in summer 2019 for infrastructure improvements (including a much-needed realignment of the roadway).

Center City

Concrete work on the Grand River building has topped out this week, a major project milestone. The 12th floor wall panels are up, showing the full height of the building.

Windows continue to be installed, as the contractor works to fully enclose the building. Meanwhile, trades continue their ascent with City inspections being done as work is completed.

On the Albert building, the east side continues to go vertical as level 7 has been poured and level 7 wall panels are being placed. The west side transfer slab (between the parking deck and apartments above) should be complete by the end of January, weather permitting.

Work on the Center City project will have extended hours from 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. today (12/21) and next Friday (12/28), to complete material delivery to the site. The material delivery will be facilitated through the west end of the alley.

The Hub @ East Lansing

Level 7 floor pour 3 will be completed on Wednesday (12/26). The level 7 walls are 25% complete and are walls will be completed by the end of next week (12/28). Interior and exterior walls at the podium levels continue (both stud and masonry walls). Windows continue to chase the walls up the building. Concrete placement will continue on a regular basis, utilizing closed roads or the alley directly adjacent to the project to minimize impacts to traffic/pedestrians. Deliveries will continue to increase, as Electrical, Mechanical, and Fire Suppression trades continue roughing in the garage, first floor, and mezzanine, and working their way up the building.

The contractor continues to monitor the site for safety and implement additional traffic control techniques as necessary based on delivery volumes. The southern alley is closed and parking has been relocated to East Café across the street.

Thank you for your patience during the construction downtown. Please remember to sign up for downtown East Lansing construction alerts by texting ELBUZZ to 38470. You can also visit to find the latest information about the construction in downtown East Lansing. As always, you can reach the City Construction Communication Team at or (517) 319-6930 with any questions.

Please note the next Construction Update will be published the week of 12/31/18.

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